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Photography. History and Practice

Date

From 12 October 2019 to 28 December 2019

Hours

Saturdays
15:30–17:30

Place

Kids’ Studio

12 sessions

120 min
Photography. History and PracticePhotography. History and Practice

This course has been designed for children aged 12 to 15 years old and aims to reveal the key stages in the history of photography—from the first experiments with camera obscura to twentieth-century photojournalism.

Along with digging into the history of photography, course members will try to find their own visual and technical solutions to the tasks photography has faced during the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. The young audience will get acquainted with various movements in the art of photography, work with old-time and modern cameras, learn how to make handmade prints, and even create a DIY camera.

Class size: 12


Price: 13,000 RUB


10% discount for holders of Garage Friends individual card


15% discount for holders of Garage Friend family card

 

Schedule

Introduction. Early photography: art or science?

The opening session will focus on the emergence of photography in the context of the art and science of the first third of the nineteenth century. The class will learn the mechanism of a camera and will make a number of shots using a simple handmade camera.

Date
Saturday, October 12
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Photography without a camera

The participants will get a better understanding of the terms “negative” and “positive” and will discuss the differences between a photograph and a traditional painting or drawing, before acquiring practical skills in early photo printing techniques, such as cyanotype and salt prints.

Date
Saturday, October 19
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

A new way of seeing the world

The class is based around the influence of photography on the evolution of applied science and fine arts, and will introduce the categories of “exposure”, “shutter speed” and “aperture”. During the practical block, the group will try to solve a number of visual tasks by changing and fine-tuning different camera settings.

Date
Saturday, October 29
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Realist portraiture and salon photography

The participants will be introduced with the tradition of ceremonial photo and painterly portrait. They will also learn more about the qualities of the “main light”, discuss composition canons, and work with the medium of classic studio portrait.

Date
Saturday, November 2
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Generalized image. Pictorialism

During this session, the class will examine the influence of photography on late nineteenth and early twentieth century painting. The group will discuss photography as an “independent medium” before learning to make shots using diffusion filters, long exposure and light brush.

Date
Saturday, November 9
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

“Painterly” photo printing techniques

The class is dedicated to various old-time printing techniques. The participants will discuss how the choice of a printing method may impact the perception of the shot. 

Date
Saturday, November 16
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Direct photography. Form, rhythm, angle

The lecturer will introduce direct photography—a new photographic language invented after World War I, explaining to the group the expressive options of pure form, rhythm, and angle. The practical part will focus on creating formal landscapes.

Date
Saturday, November 23
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Classic black and white printing

The course members will learn the principles of classic black and white printing and will develop several prints in a dark room under red light.

Date
Saturday, November 30
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Photography as a communication medium

The lecturer will trace the history of photojournalism and commercial photography, before asking the group to create their own advertising posters using the medium of photogram.

Date
м
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Dreams and shadows. Surrealism in photography

Surrealism in art, photography and literature is the central theme of the seminar. The participants will analyze the problem of “objectivity” in photography before learning new expressive techniques during the practical workshop.

Date
Saturday, December 14
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio

Color in photography

After learning more about the concept of the color wheel, the group will discuss the significance of color in fine art and photography and will work with color contrasts and combinations.

Date
Saturday, December 21
Time
15:30–17:30
Place
Kids’ Studio